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Elizabeth (Tyson) Vaughan Papers, 1816-1958

Collection of manuscripts of Elise Tyson Vaughan of Hamilton House in South Berwick, Maine 

Exterior view of Hamilton House
Exterior view of Hamilton House, South Berwick, Maine, with snow, photographed by Elise (Tyson) Vaughan.


The Elizabeth (Tyson) Vaughan (1871-1949) papers contain material belonging to Vaughan, a friend of author Sarah Orne Jewett, who lived in Hamilton House in South Berwick, Maine, and members of her family (not all of whom lived in Hamilton House).

The majority of the collection is comprised of correspondence by Vaughan's mother and George Tyson's (1831-1881) first wife Sarah (Anthony) Tyson (1842-1873) and documents her personal and social life in New Bedford, Mass., and Shanghai, China, during the nineteenth century.

Although many items in this collection are not directly related to the lives of Elizabeth (Tyson) Vaughan or her stepmother, Emily Tyson, at Hamilton House, they document an important part of the family's history from the perspective of a nineteenth-century American woman.

This collection contains:

  • Diary
  • Record book

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Irene Curtis, "Gathering flowers"
Irene Curtis gathering flowers, Hamilton House, photographed by Elise (Tyson) Vaughan. Vaughan was a gifted amateur photographer whose photographs offer glimpses of life in South Berwick.
Vaughan diary entry
Elise Tyson Vaughan's diary entry from Saturday, July 23, 1892.
Elizabeth (Tyson) Vaughan Papers, 1816-1958